Welcome to the Office of Institutional Equity
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) supports Purdue University's mission to promote human and intellectual diversity by providing equal access and opportunity through fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community. The office develops and directs the affirmative action program for the West Lafayette campus and serves as a resource and coordinator of Purdue University's system-wide affirmative action activities, including the Northwest and Fort Wayne campuses.
The Office of Institutional Equity works with the Purdue University community in implementing and upholding policies and practices that are consistent with federal and state mandates as well as existing University policies regarding equal access, equal employment and educational opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
The Office of Institutional Equity is also the Title IX Office for the West Lafayette campus. Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. It applies to sex-based discrimination and harassment of individuals of any gender. More information regarding each campus's Title IX program including how to report sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, stalking, or other Title IX violations can be found at West Lafayette Title IX, PNW Title IX, and PFW Title IX.